Spring 2018 Events at General Seminary

We hope you will join us at Chelsea Square for the below events. They include lectures, workshops, colloquies, and other events happening on the Close. 

  February Colloquy: Creating Conditions for Christian Communities to Thrive with Patrick Reyes   February 7

February Colloquy: Creating Conditions for Christian Communities to Thrive with Patrick Reyes

February 7

  Stations of the Cross       February 14 - April 1

Stations of the Cross

 

February 14 - April 1

  Ministry Workshop: ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training with David Rider   March 2-3

Ministry Workshop: ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training with David Rider

March 2-3

  Stations of the Cross: Diego Romero & Contemporary Native Art    CANCELLED due to weather

Stations of the Cross: Diego Romero & Contemporary Native Art

CANCELLED due to weather

 
  March Colloquy: Re-Imagining Worship with Maggi Dawn   March 28

March Colloquy: Re-Imagining Worship with Maggi Dawn

March 28

  Kay Butler Gill Lecture: Chris Heuertz    April 11

Kay Butler Gill Lecture: Chris Heuertz


April 11

  May Colloquy: The Art of Christian Institutional Ministry with Laura Everett   May 2

May Colloquy: The Art of Christian Institutional Ministry with Laura Everett

May 2

  Alumni Gathering   May 14-16

Alumni Gathering

May 14-16

 
  Commencement Week   May 16

Commencement Week

May 16

  Garden Party   June 28

Garden Party

June 28

  General Convention Dinner   July 10 (in Austin)

General Convention Dinner

July 10 (in Austin)


Each of the above events take place on our campus at 440 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011.

For assistance with directions, please visit our Contact & Directions page.  

February Colloquy: Creating Conditions for Christian Communities to Thrive

 February 7, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Dr. Patrick B. Reyes

 

Dr. Patrick B. Reyes is a Latinx practical theologian, educator, administrator, and institutional strategist. He currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Doctoral Initiatives at the Forum for Theological Exploration. His expertise is helping communities, organizations, and individuals excavate their stories to create strategies and practices that promote their thriving.  He consults, speaks, and offers workshops for communities seeking to embody their vision of justice and peace.

Informed by his home community of Salinas, California, Patrick has published research focusing on the intersection of popular religiosity and social action. He is the author of the book, Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood (Chalice Press, 2016). The work explores the role of stories and violence in vocational discernment.

No fee or registration required. All are welcome!

You can find out more about how to work with Patrick at patrickbreyes.com.

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Stations of the Cross

 February 14 - April 1, 2018

 

“Stations of the Cross” is a public art project that breaks open the journey of Jesus, inviting people of all faiths to consider injustice and pain across the human experience. The focus for 2018 is the experience of immigrants and refugees. The exhibition presents a pilgrimage comprised of 14 “art stations” located across Manhattan, from the Cloisters museum to the 9/11 Memorial. 


More details are found at the organizations website: www.artstations.org

 
 
 

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Ministry Workshop:
ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

March 2 & 3, 2018 from 9 AM – 5 PM

David Rider

 

The LivingWorks ASIST program teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.  

Non-matriculated students should register through ASIST@seamenschurch.org

 

Available for one credit or audit

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March Colloquy: Re-Imagining Worship

March 28

Maggi Dawn, Dean of Chapel, Yale Divinity School

 
 

Maggi Dawn is a musician, liturgist, author, theologian, a priest in the Church of England. She is Associate Professor of Theology and Literature and Dean of Marquand Chapel at Yale Divinity School. Her Books include "Like the Wideness of the Sea: Women Bishops and the Church of England" (DLT,2013) and "The Accidental Pilgrim: New Journeys on Ancient Pathways" (Hodder and Stoughton, 2011). 

 

No fee or registration required. All are welcome!

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Stations of the Cross: Diego Romero &
Contemporary Native Art

March 21, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

 

In cooperation with the Stations of the Cross art instillation across New York City, The General Theological Seminary will host an evening complete with Evensong, a talk by Edd Guarino, and a wine reception. The talk will focus on the artist Diego Romero & Contemporary Native Art. 

 

No fee or registration required. All are welcome!


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Kay Butler Gill Lecture

April 11

Chris Heuertz

 

Chris Heuertz

2018 Kay Butler Gill Lecture

Contemplative Activism: Sustainable Spirituality & Social Justice

Chris Heuertz is an author, speaker, Enneagram coach, and anti-human trafficking activist.

Wednesday April 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at General Seminary’s Chelsea Square, 440 W. 21st Street in New York City.

Follow this link to register: https://kaygill2018.eventbrite.com

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May Colloquy: The Art of Christian Institutional Ministry

 May 2, 2018 at 9:50 AM

The Rev. Laura Everett

 
 

Rev. Laura Everett serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, scouting for signs of Christian unity and dedicated to repairing vibrant Christian institutions. A pastor ordained by the United Church of Christ, Laura toggles between established Christian communities and emerging ministries with Boston’s cycling community. She’s the author of “Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels.”   

Laura is also the co-host with Rev. Bill Lamar of the new podcast “Can These Bones” from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School.

As a life-long artist, Laura makes meaning by working with her hands.  As a pastor, she strives for artistry in her institutional Christian leadership. She believes the work of this moment is to notice and dismantle the racism that has divided this nation and the Church.  She’s convinced that if we’re all not free, it isn’t the gospel truth. Laura lives in Boston with her wife Abbi, who has a far more interesting vocation as a public middle school Latin teacher.

Find more at www.reveverett.com or on Twitter at @RevEverett

No fee or registration required. All are welcome!

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Alumni Gathering

A Celebration of the 196th Commencement

Evensong, Monday, May 14 – Graduation, Wednesday, May 16

 

Registration is now open!

  • Special Evensong Blessing the Rings and Crosses and honoring the ministries of alumni celebrating 25+ reunion years

  • Dinner in the Deanery for Alumni celebrating Jubilee Years

  • Memorial Eucharist presenting the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award to the Rev. Deacon Geraldine A. Swanson, Class of 2008

  • Continuing Education Workshop Offerings:

    • Holy Cross, Life Giving Tree with Fr. Donnel O’Flynn

    • Gifts from God: Spirituality and Sexuality with the Rev. Dr. Tommie Watkins, Jr. ’16

    • Ecclesia Ministries: Radical Welcome to the Poor and Marginalized with the Rev. Deacon Denise LaVetty ’13

  • Evensong Baccalaureate Service and Celebratory Baccalaureate Dinner

  • Graduation Eucharist and Commencement Exercises

For schedule and more details please visit the alumni web page at www.gts.edu/alumni or email gtsalumniae@gts.edu or call (646) 717-9705

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Garden Party

June 28, 2018

 
 

The Chelsea Square Conservancy* Presents The Annual Garden Party!

Register HERE

*Because a beautiful Chelsea deserves a beautiful General Seminary, The Conservancy was founded to steward the beautiful urban oasis that is Chelsea Square: the buildings, gardens, and tree-shaded lawns that are a highlight of our community, and General Seminary’s formational experience.

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General Theological Seminary
Dinner at General Convention 2018

July 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

 
 

Bring a guest to introduce to General Seminary: Your ticket and their ticket will be complimentary!

The dinner will be held at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 East 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Registration will open Monday, May 21, 2018

 

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General On the Road

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General Seminary is on the road! We are continuing our series of Regional Gatherings for Alumni and Friends, General Theological Seminary: Past, Present, and Future, throughout 2018.

Please join us for lively discussion about the future of theological education and our church! Take the opportunity to engage in conversation about our past and plans for building our future with integrated curriculum and formation, especially The Wisdom Year. The events feature conversation with the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, Class of 2004, 13th Dean and President. Please feel free to bring your spouse, partner, Warden, Vestry Members, or any friends interested in the future of our church.

Since 2016 we have visited Philadelphia, New York, Princeton, Baltimore, Massachusetts, Maine, Western New York, Atlanta, Southwest Florida, Missouri, Washington, D.C., and most recently, Western North Carolina, Louisiana, Manhattan, Seattle, Connecticut, South Carolina, Georgia, Los Angeles, and Florida.

Events for Spring, 2018

Nashville, Tennessee: April 9, 2018 12 - 2 pm; hosted by the Rev. Dr. Molly Dale Smith (Board of Trustees) and the Rev. Eric Greenwood (Class of 1973) at 805 Timber Lane, Nashville TN 37215 -- Please RSVP by April 2, 2018 to gtsgatheringnashville.eventbrite.com 

Long Island: April 18, 2018 12:15 - 3pm; hosted by the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano; 12:15 Mass at the Cathedral of the Incarnation; 1:00 - 3:00 pm  Luncheon in the Great Hall at the Mercer School of Theology, 65 Fourth Street, Garden City, New York 11530 -- Please RSVP by April 11, 2018 to gtsgatheringlongisland.eventbrite.com

Kansas: April 28 - 30, 2018 hosted by the Very Rev. Robert Smith and the Rev. Dr. Stan Runnels -- Stops in Salina, Lawrence, and Kansas City, MO go to gtsgatheringskansas.eventbrite.com for registration and details.

Milwaukee: May 21, 2018 hosted by the Rt. Rev. Steven Miller, Class of 1984 and member, Board of Trustees; 12:15 - 2:15 pm at Nicholson House, Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, 804 E. Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Please RSVP by May 14, 2018 to: gtsgatheringmilwaukee.eventbrite.com

And if you'll be at General Convention in Austin, Texas, July 1 - 10, 2018 : don't miss the Seminary Dinner, July 10 at St. David's Church! (registration opens May 21, 2018)

If you have any questions, or are interested in participating in bringing an event to your area, please contact Jonathan Silver, Director of Development, Alumni, and Church Relations via email at gtsalumniae@gts.edu or by phone to (646) 717-9705.